I played in a fairly large scotch doubles tourney last Saturday.
There were 36 teams. My boyfriend and I played together again like we always do. We actually practiced the night before at the house but didn't fair so well, lol. That made him a little apprehensive, but when that happens to me, I think it's getting all the bad shots out of my system before a tourney. :)
We started off well, won 3-0 then 3-1. The second match I was making bad choices, but I got over my embarrassment and played better so we could win. In the 3rd match, I missed a tough 8 ball shot, even tho I was told it wasn't tough. And then I made an 8ball out of turn. That meant we lost 1-3 and were sent to the one-loss side. :(
From there, we went on a tear and won 4 matches on the one loss side. I played SO good in those 4 matches; so good!
However, in the match we lost, it was all my fault. I missed a shot in each of three games we played, and the other team capitalized and won. I think we lost 1-3 or 0-3. I was pretty frustrated about all my misses. But, I think I was simply too exhausted to keep my focus? Not exactly sure. All I know is I played just fine the matches before, but faltered in this match. We had chances; I messed it up.
Bummed, but still happy to place 3rd out of 36 teams. And, $220 richer, too :)